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Trump bans transactions involving eight more Chinese apps

January 6, 2021
President Trump on Tuesday signed an executive order that will ban transactions made with eight Chinese applications, including WeChat Pay, Alipay and Tencent QQ, saying they pose a national security threat because they can be used to collect private user data in bulk. The order, which covers “any transaction by any person, or with respect to any property, subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, with persons that develop or control” the eight Chinese apps or their subsidiaries, takes...

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